2 forums to discuss health care reform Public is invited to ask questions


Two forums on health care reform will be conducted by Maryland's congressional representatives tomorrow.

The League of Women Voters is sponsoring an event at 8 p.m. in which representatives will give their views on the campaign financing system and how best to overhaul the health care system. The public is invited to attend and pose questions.

Representatives Helen Delich Bentley, R-2nd District, Benjamin L. Cardin, D-3rd District, Wayne T. Gilchrest, R-1st District, and Kweisi Mfume, D-7th District, are expected to speak. The Maryland Press Club will co-sponsor the event at the Grace United Methodist Church Auxiliary Hall at Charles Street and Northern Parkway in Baltimore.

Mrs. Bentley will chair a conference on health care from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Sheraton North Baltimore in Towson. The forum has been organized by the Columbia Resource Group, a bi-partisan group based in Seattle.

The keynote speaker for the event, titled "Critical Choices in Health Care," will be Sen. Christopher Bond, R-Mo., a member of the Senate Republican Health Care Task Force. He will speak at a luncheon that starts at noon.

Other speakers include Dr. Jonathan Weiner of The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and Sally K. Richardson of the U.S. Health Care Financing Administration.

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